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post #6551 of 10454

Romney is going into the debates weak, and unrelateable.  Unless he has some Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde potion stashed somewhere, the debates will not help him.  I can see his managers pushing him to be strong, and him coming off as an arrogant bully again, but this time on national television, with people actually watching.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post

 

+1

Just watch his little Libya announcement and listen to his responses to the questions that the reporters asked....yikes!

 

 

 

Do you have a link to the Q and A? I've only seen his announcement speech.

post #6552 of 10454
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Originally Posted by MrBananaGrabber View Post
Do you have a link to the Q and A? I've only seen his announcement speech.

 

the Q&A starts about 3:30

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFSNLjL0IT0

post #6553 of 10454

now THIS is some classic punditry...

 

from ABC 'This Week'

Quote:

During a panel on ABC’s This Week, host Jake Tapper asked the daughter of the former vice president if she agreed with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s assertion that Obama was “sympathizing” with the people who attacked the U.S. embassy in Libya and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and other Americans.

 

“I think he did get it right,” Cheney insisted. “We’ve now had three and a half years of Obama policy and it looks an awful lot like — whether you’re talking about the Mexico City speech in 2009, the Cairo Speech in 2009, the extent to which he’s been apologizing for America, he’s abandoned some of our key allies like Israel, Poland, Czechoslovakia. He’s attempted to appease our enemies, the Iranians, for example, the Russians. … The president himself has got a terrible record on national security, and it’s clearly something that Gov. Romney ought rightly to be pushing.”

 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/16/liz-cheney-accuses-obama-of-abandoning-non-existent-country-czechoslovakia/

 

Putting aside all the other BS that Liz Cheney is spewing, the country of 'Czechoslovakia' hasn't existed since 1992.

post #6554 of 10454
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Originally Posted by BStorm View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppeoDZviTHY

 

Not to be cynical , and not to be snarky... but I've been reading C.H.U.D. political commentary for quite some time and I am curious...  I see perhaps five or six frequent commentators and for the sake of posterity I was wondering if I might get a demographic of ages, locations, careers, social status, relative education, and early childhood nurturing.  I find this to be a very interesting dynamic, and would be quite interested in any insight that might be provided.  Thank you sincerely for your time, effort, and knowledge.
 

Are we still doing this?  

 

I'm 37, work in investment management in NYC, live in Brooklyn.  Wife and two young kids.  Studied architecture many moons ago in college at Syracuse.  Also started a theater/production co somewhere around 2001, spurn Productions, have put on 17 or 18 live stage productions in Manhattan and produced about 50 short films, with varying stages of success.    

 

Raised Catholic on Long Island, somewhere between agnostic and atheist in adulthood.  Socially liberal, fiscally conservative (kind of a cop out, yes).  

 

Wondering if BStorm him/herself will enlighten us as to their mini-bio.

post #6555 of 10454
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Originally Posted by BStorm View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppeoDZviTHY

 

Not to be cynical , and not to be snarky... but I've been reading C.H.U.D. political commentary for quite some time and I am curious...  I see perhaps five or six frequent commentators and for the sake of posterity I was wondering if I might get a demographic of ages, locations, careers, social status, relative education, and early childhood nurturing.  I find this to be a very interesting dynamic, and would be quite interested in any insight that might be provided.  Thank you sincerely for your time, effort, and knowledge.
 

 I'm a 40-something half-asian female.  I earned a degree in VFX/Animation finally in 2008 and went right into pursuing a career in freelance illustration. The goal is to die like Alex Toth, at the drawing table doing what I love.  

 

Before that, office management and being competitive in sports: bodybuilding, power lifting, strong woman, amateur boxing, soccer.  Still physically active, just not competitively. I'm in Oregon.  Have lived in this state all my adult life.  BTW, my family is VERY conservative.  But I believe that's just because they're not that knowledgable.  My mom (from China) still clings to that whole "must listen to my man" and my dad is very very conservative.  And get this: they're both against gay marriage.  Considering how their marriage was looked upon all those years ago, I find this odd.  My older sister has lived in Kuwait since 1989.  She's married to a Kuwaiti.  They have five children.  Last I heard, she was leaving her husband since he's a douche and gambles all their money away.  I haven't spoken to her in nearly 20-years.  She's also a registered Republican.  Oh - my domestic partner (or common law husband, whatever it's called), is half-Japanese and comes from a more liberal upbringing than I.  We're also what you call, "pistol packing progressives", we're gun owners.  

 

I, on the other hand, while no longer a registered Democrat, am registered with the Working Family Party (a progressive party more in tune to labor than even the Dems).

 

Sorry for the long winded post!  

post #6556 of 10454

This is coming along a bit late (not that it's stopped being relevant), but this is a pretty damn hilarious satire of the Todd Akin thing. (Trigger warnings for rape.)

post #6557 of 10454

Bill Moyer's Journal was really good this week.

(actually, it's pretty great every week...)

 

Quote:

The One-Percent Court

 

Because of partisan gridlock in Washington, the Supreme Court has become the most powerful and outspoken branch of government – decisions they make shape our democracy’s fate for generations to come. Now, one has only to look at Bush v. Gore, Citizens United, and the Affordable Care Act rulings to understand why some call it a “one-percent Court” — dedicated by majority rule to preserving the power and influence of a minority of wealthy special interests.

 

In this episode, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin, constitutional law professor and Maryland state senator, join Bill to discuss how the uncontested power of the Supreme Court is changing our elections, our country, and our lives. The two joined forces for a special upcoming issue of The Nation entitled “The One Percent Court.”

 

“We wanted to bring attention to how this court has empowered the 1% at the expense of the 99%,” says vanden Heuvel. “How it is now working for big business, for corporate power against the interests of ordinary citizens in this country.”

 

Also on the program, Bill talks with Craig Unger, author of Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power, about Rove’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering to once again affect the outcome of a presidential election.

 

“Most people thought he was a creature of the Bush family,” Unger tells Bill. “I think he’s a force more powerful than that.”

 

post #6558 of 10454
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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post

Putting aside all the other BS that Liz Cheney is spewing, the country of 'Czechoslovakia' hasn't existed since 1992.

 

 

Not to mention that all I can ever recall them contributing to the US cause is Jaromir Jagr. 

post #6559 of 10454
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Originally Posted by neil spurn View Post

 

Wondering if BStorm him/herself will enlighten us as to their mini-bio.

 

 

Hah, he's probably in a troll-food-coma right now. 

post #6560 of 10454

Thanks!

I really needed a little restoration of my faith in humanity. 

post #6561 of 10454

Hmmm...  not sure precisely why I'm being labeled as a Troll, but I'll assume I did something wrong...  I'm a single, heterosexual male two eyeblinks away from 40.  I attended East Carolina University for two years as an English major until the administration suggested that I seek my education elsewhere, but holy shit...  those were some good parties. I currently own a computer repair business in a TINY little backwoods town in North Carolina. I think religion generally makes people bat-shit crazy.  I find environmentalism full on retarded (mom knows best and she will take care of herself). I think Liberals have been hijacked by the 'give me EVERYTHING for nothing' crowd, and I think alleged conservatives should get the F off the holy roller, my god is better than yours bullshit.  I want to have decent discussions with educated people and have the courtesy of being disagreed with without being called a piece of shit pantywaste mother fucking douche bastard.  Looking back at my whopping six posts here, i don't quite understand the vitriolic acidity of the 'tolerant' high minded responses by the social elites. Thank you, however, for responding to my post and sharing a bit of yourselves with me.
 

post #6562 of 10454

New Republic has a new editorial out.

 

Here's the net of it: "The Republican convention was a three-day display of what the Republican Party has become, and by the end of it, Americans viewed Romney, not just as an individual, but as the standard-bearer of his party. Only 36 percent of those who listened to or watched the Republican convention said that it made them more likely to vote for Romney, versus 46 percent less likely. As far back as 1984, there is no precedent for a convention that repels more voters than it attracts. Indeed, during the past three decades, national conventions have generated—on average—a positive response (more likely minus less likely) of 18 percentage points. So while the impact of the Democratic convention (plus 10) was below average, the Republicans managed to stage the least effective convention in modern political history."

 

http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107292/mitt-romneys-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-campaign

 

Also a nice comment:

 

"On the economy -- the thing you miss is that most Presidents start out with a pretty good economy. When they then trash it to the point of 8% unemployment, that's a very bad thing and a repudiation of their policies, so they lose. Obama started with a disasterous economy. Very few presidents have started out with 12% unemployment. To move that DOWN to 8% is a heroic move. And Bill Clinton made that case at the DNC. Plus Romney really is proposing to double-down on the disasterous Bush policies that got us that 12% -- namely yet more tax-cutting and military over-spending. This does not inspire confidence."

post #6563 of 10454

37, white, college educated, employed at a nonprofit though I did have an eight month stint unemployed. Two loving conservative parents that provided a childhood straight out of Leave it to Beaver.

 

This is 2004 again, not 1980 again... only Obama is more popular and more widely approved of than Bush was at the same time. The only people that think this is even close are people with their heads in the sand and journalists that want viewers and pageviews.

post #6564 of 10454
Quote:
Originally Posted by BStorm View Post
 I want to have decent discussions with educated people and have the courtesy of being disagreed with without being called a piece of shit pantywaste mother fucking douche bastard.  Looking back at my whopping six posts here, i don't quite understand the vitriolic acidity of the 'tolerant' high minded responses by the social elites. Thank you, however, for responding to my post and sharing a bit of yourselves with me.

 

 

Whoa. This crowd is oftentimes very straightforwards (I love that), but who in the hell called you THAT?  

post #6565 of 10454

By the by, if you're looking for a Romney campaign pre-mortem, here you go:

 

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81280.html?hp=t1

 

Substitute some of the names and throw in Sarah Palin not knowing much about the world and the exact same article can be written about McCain 2008.

post #6566 of 10454
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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post

New Republic has a new editorial out.

 

Here's the net of it: "The Republican convention was a three-day display of what the Republican Party has become, and by the end of it, Americans viewed Romney, not just as an individual, but as the standard-bearer of his party. Only 36 percent of those who listened to or watched the Republican convention said that it made them more likely to vote for Romney, versus 46 percent less likely. As far back as 1984, there is no precedent for a convention that repels more voters than it attracts. Indeed, during the past three decades, national conventions have generated—on average—a positive response (more likely minus less likely) of 18 percentage points. So while the impact of the Democratic convention (plus 10) was below average, the Republicans managed to stage the least effective convention in modern political history."

 

http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107292/mitt-romneys-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-campaign

 

Also a nice comment:

 

"On the economy -- the thing you miss is that most Presidents start out with a pretty good economy. When they then trash it to the point of 8% unemployment, that's a very bad thing and a repudiation of their policies, so they lose. Obama started with a disasterous economy. Very few presidents have started out with 12% unemployment. To move that DOWN to 8% is a heroic move. And Bill Clinton made that case at the DNC. Plus Romney really is proposing to double-down on the disasterous Bush policies that got us that 12% -- namely yet more tax-cutting and military over-spending. This does not inspire confidence."

 

 

I read TNR almost daily, but they came very fucking close to turning me off completely with their utterly off the mark review of the Master. Almost made me rethink the whole publication, publishing that nonsense.

 

That being said, great article.

post #6567 of 10454

I had 5 minutes, so I made this

post #6568 of 10454
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Originally Posted by Chavez View Post

 

 

Not to mention that all I can ever recall them contributing to the US cause is Jaromir Jagr. 

 I speak for all Pittsburgh Penguins fans when I say, its not a coincidence  Jagr was more likable when he couldn't speak English.

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Originally Posted by BStorm View Post

 I think Liberals have been hijacked by the 'give me EVERYTHING for nothing' crowd,

 I can only speak for himself, but I don't expect to live off the government tit my whole life. I think that the US should have single payer health care, because it works. This country spends more on medical care yet is ranked 30Th. I'm glad Obama has address this issue. I know Obamacare isn't single payer, but it is a start. I know trickle down economics is easily disproved. First off Reagan tripled the national debt, and raised taxes every year because of all the debt. Then Bush turned surpluses into debt when he cut taxes for the rich.

post #6569 of 10454
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Originally Posted by BStorm View Post

Hmmm...  not sure precisely why I'm being labeled as a Troll, but I'll assume I did something wrong...
 

 

 

MIkel's comment that "you need to provide some context" a ways back was probably the best indicator - you were posting contents apropos of nothing. Jake gave you some pretty good advice in post 6142.  You appeared to either be consciously or unconsciously ignoring everyone else on the board. 

 

 

However, I'll chalk that up to rookie mistakes. Welcome. 

post #6570 of 10454

Could you explain how I offended you Chavez?
 

post #6571 of 10454

Where... where do you read offense in Chavez's post?

post #6572 of 10454

Quote: Originally Posted by neil spurn    Wondering if BStorm him/herself will enlighten us as to their mini-bio.     Hah, he's probably in a troll-food-coma right now.
 

post #6573 of 10454
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaz View Post

 I can only speak for himself, but I don't expect to live off the government tit my whole life. I think that the US should have single payer health care, because it works. This country spends more on medical care yet is ranked 30Th. I'm glad Obama has address this issue. I know Obamacare isn't single payer, but it is a start. I know trickle down economics is easily disproved. First off Reagan tripled the national debt, and raised taxes every year because of all the debt. Then Bush turned surpluses into debt when he cut taxes for the rich.

 

 

Due to my current situation (not unemployed, but my current employer, let us say, "overpromised" on my earnings), but I am currently paying little-to-nothing for solid medical care on my state's plan, and getting $220 a month (-ish) in food stamps. This is after my wife had a sweet stint on unemployment after losing her job. 

 

But I've been working since I was 16, full-time since I was 23 (minus a stint of a month or 2 when I was 24, during which I didn't think to even apply for benefits); my wife had worked  since she was 15, full-time since she was 24, until her job cut her to part-time at age 34 and laid her off at age 35 (I think, on her ages). She's currently staying at home with our kids.

 

 

That's just background to say where I come from as a liberal - and where I came from when we were both working, no kids, and doing well finance-wise - I certainly believe that someone who is working and their pay just isn't cutting it DESERVES  a hand to keep from falling down the financial abyss. As far as the life-long entitlements boogeyman, that is something I don't have an easy answer to; as probably the most prosperous country EVER I think it's pretty fucking pathetic if we don't take care of our poor, though the ideal strategy is to help them get into a middle-class situation. 

post #6574 of 10454
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Originally Posted by BStorm View Post

Quote: Originally Posted by neil spurn    Wondering if BStorm him/herself will enlighten us as to their mini-bio.     Hah, he's probably in a troll-food-coma right now.
 

 

 

This board has had issues with people who show up and basically are assholes just...well, for whatever reason trolls do what they do. 

 

As I explained above, your first bunch of posts came across as, well, strange and possibly trollish. So putting a troll putting up a post which elicits a dozen or so sincere, thoughtful responses? Yeah, that would be troll heaven. 

 

 

But like I said, rookie mistakes. Just remember you're on double-secret probation until....well, it's secret so we can't really tell you.

 

 

post #6575 of 10454

Granted...  but I'm not quite sure where links to various news articles equates to 'asshole'...  and strange?!?  holy crap, this is C.H.U.D.  who here isn't strange?!?  In my limited and feeblish view, it seems that anyone (myself) that DARES to question the divine wisdom of the regular contributors is immediately relegated to TROLL status...  I sincerely apologize for not agreeing with you ALL the time on EVERY subject...
 

post #6576 of 10454

I guess you seem pretty cool now - so you're officially not a troll.  If I thought you were trolling, it was mostly because you were asking people to explain who they were in a post that also had a link to a song called "Moron TV" for no discernible reason.  I understand that Primus is awesome and everything, but it didn't really make sense.  It's not a big deal.

post #6577 of 10454
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Originally Posted by BStorm View Post

Granted...  but I'm not quite sure where links to various news articles equates to 'asshole'...  and strange?!?  holy crap, this is C.H.U.D.  who here isn't strange?!?  In my limited and feeblish view, it seems that anyone (myself) that DARES to question the divine wisdom of the regular contributors is immediately relegated to TROLL status...  I sincerely apologize for not agreeing with you ALL the time on EVERY subject...
 

 

Take a breath.  I'm pretty sure you were just welcomed in with tentative but open arms.  Don't spoil it by being needlessly and obnoxiously defensive.

post #6578 of 10454

One of your first posts was a naked solicitation of demographic information.  That screams shill, regardless of your actual intentions.  

post #6579 of 10454
Quote:
Originally Posted by BStorm View Post

Granted...  but I'm not quite sure where links to various news articles equates to 'asshole'...  and strange?!?  holy crap, this is C.H.U.D.  who here isn't strange?!?  In my limited and feeblish view, it seems that anyone (myself) that DARES to question the divine wisdom of the regular contributors is immediately relegated to TROLL status...  I sincerely apologize for not agreeing with you ALL the time on EVERY subject...
 

 

 

As Judd said, chill. 

 

 

I DON'T know you personally, so I'm NOT saying that YOU are "strange" or "weird" - I am saying your initial posts were somewhat red-flaggish. 

 

And I wasn't saying that you were coming across as an asshole, I was giving a capsule description of what trolls do (in case you were unfamiliar with the species). 

 

 

And when it comes down to it, I do like it when people agree with me (who doesn't?) but some of the people I most respect are those I disagree with on virtually everything, because they're smart, funny, and make me bring my A game when I'm debating something with them. 

 

Now, let's get back to important shit, like lionizing liberals and sneering at the GOP. 

post #6580 of 10454
So Obama referred to "Jack Ryan" in an interview. An on purpose accident? Making light of Ryan's outsized super hero persona on the right by "confusing" him with Tom Clancy's fictional right wing warrior (Clancy's character originally a desk jockey analyst/policy wonk by reputation as well)?
post #6581 of 10454
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Originally Posted by Schwartz View Post

One of your first posts was a naked solicitation of demographic information.  That screams shill, regardless of your actual intentions.  

 

 

Yes, but shills are almost Buddhist in their ability to shrug off criticism and snark. 

post #6582 of 10454

I'm 28, freelance videographer/film production ninja and Director of Media Management for a non-profit film series here in Austin, TX. I make, literally, peanuts every year, and am constantly scratching just to make rent and eat in the same month. I've had a job, either part time or full, since I was 16. Including all the way through college. Work comes and goes, as life as a freelancer is wont to do, but I've been keeping my nose to the ground for six years now and am slowly making headway on bigger and bigger shoots. I've thought about applying for unemployment but have no idea if I even can; I quit my last side job of my own accord and am still working, albeit erratically, in the freelance field. Texas law concerning unemployment is a big confusing jumble.

 

I also haven't had health insurance since I got kicked off my mom's plan when I was 22. I've had two visits to both a dentist and optometrist in the last six years (for basic check-ups; luckily I've got strong teeth and my eyes have stopped degrading in the last six years). I haven't had a medical check up in six years now. I've got a fairly strong immune system, but I literally have almost no saving; something wicked coming this way or an auto accident and I'm screwed. My younger brother is newly graduated and is working as a chef, and he only makes marginally more than I do. Neither of us are lazy bums, but our health is important to us, as are seeing our friends have the same rights that we do. Neither of us are particularly religious, and happen to believe that science isn't something you believe in, it's something that exists regardless. Naturally, we prefer it if sky cake was left out of everything. 

 

And really, that's what, I guess, makes me a "liberal." I've often dodged getting pegged as one or the other, but the way "conservative" has been defined in the last decade, I can't in good conscious even step in that direction. I'd love a less powerful, less intrusive, less dogmatic and less gung-ho government. I'd love to see it exist as a function that protects when needed, helps when needed, and does nothing but ensure that the citizens who, in theory, run the joint have every opportunity to make a run at doing what they want to do. Personal responsibility comes into play there, more than yahoos like Rush will ever realize or admit, but there's a whole lot of kids out there born to a whole lot of underprivileged parents and communities, many of whom want to reach beyond their surroundings and few, if any, ever get a shot at even getting to try. And it'd be awesome if, with the help of the government, if that shot didn't pan out then there was an alternative--not to sit at home and be a welfare bum like the stereotype poists--but work programs, training, non-military public service. Alternatives that are available to all who want. And I'd love to hear competing ideas from two sides about to best get that done. But one side's offering ideas--often meekly and half heartedly--while the other side refuses to even acknowledge that there IS a problem.

 

I think that's what distresses me most about the entire time I've been of age to vote--I've never had to walk into a booth, look at the two names on the ballot, and actually have to wrestle and weigh about the choice. This Republican Party, with its hate and fear and staunch refusal to ever take a toe out of the Dark Ages, is not a party I can ever, in good faith, vote for. I'd love for someone like Obama to be the absolute bottom line quality of a candidate, but until the GOP can get on board with the fact that it's the 21st century and you're either moving forward or getting left behind, I doubt it'll ever happen.

post #6583 of 10454

Status:

Species, Human

Gender, Male

Religion, Agnostic

Political Affiliation, Anarchist

 

Query, Who ISN'T lying?!?
 

post #6584 of 10454

I challenge your argument sir!!  I was NOT in fact naked, I had at least one sock on at the time...  therefore and whatnot, your sublimations are twillery and flagellonist!  I would advise that you retract your pedilipphery, elst I summon my flippybandjerists to abjucate your nonsensories.  Thank you, and Good Night.

post #6585 of 10454

This is boring. BRING ON THE DEBATES!!!

post #6586 of 10454

Jordie, what the hell are you talking about?  surely you don't think I was attempting to filch some home addresses so that I might personally apply some old fashioned beat downs?!?
 

post #6587 of 10454

I'm 66, white, balding and quite well-off. I inherited my father's moistened towelette company upon his retirement and made myself into a fearsome boardroom legend, but as age has encroached upon my body and mind I've found myself wanting to expand my horizons and learn more. To that end I'm currently enrolled in community college and have taken numerous interesting courses in order to bolster my self-worth. I vote Democrat to piss off my my now-dead racist father and in the hopes of getting into the pants of the alluringly zaftig black chick who sits next to me in my study group.
 

post #6588 of 10454
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Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather View Post

...and in the hopes of getting into the pants of the alluringly zaftig black chick who sits next to me in my study group.
 

 

She's mine, dude. Back off. I've seen your Amazon login over your shoulder on your laptop.

post #6589 of 10454

Shut up, Jacob. I met your son on family day - we all know about your gambling problem!
 

post #6590 of 10454

I'm gonna kill that little bastard!

post #6591 of 10454
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather View Post

and in the hopes of getting into the pants of the alluringly zaftig black chick who sits next to me in my study group.
 

 

Crumb? Is that you?

post #6592 of 10454

A "former Obama supporter" gives bizarre answers to an interview on Fox and has his time cut short.  Hilarious:

 

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/17/fox-news-host-aborts-bizarre-interview-with-former-obama-supporter/

post #6593 of 10454

I'm a very non-violent person. Hell, if I find a bug in the house I try to catch it in a cup and let it go outside.

 

Having said that, I'd like to hit Gretchen Carlson in the face with a baseball bat.

post #6594 of 10454

Romney is shifting his strategy:  he's going to work on mobilizing the right-wing religious base with a heavier focus on "patriotism and God", and he's also going to organize speeches, ads and events focusing on his "five-point economic policy":

 

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/17/13915913-seven-weeks-out-romney-oversees-campaign-in-disarray?lite

 

Quote:
While "talk of infighting within the Romney headquarters" has been "percolating for months," we've clearly entered a new stage. Politico published a lengthy piece last night filled with unnamed aides pointing fingers and casting blame -- for Romney's muddled message, ineffective ads, disjointed convention, and useless speeches.
 
It gets worse. Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei also report that Team Romney, just 50 days before the election, is going to "abruptly" shift its strategy, after Romney advisers concluded "they had to make a painful course correction."
 
And what strategy will the Republican campaign "abruptly" shift to? According to BuzzFeed, Romney will focus on mobilizing the GOP's right-wing base with an emphasis on "patriotism and God." And according to the New York Times, aides said Romney "would present a series of speeches, television commercials and events promoting his five-point economic policy."

 

Looks like foreign policy didn't work out so well for Mitt.

post #6595 of 10454

It's interesting how every single "new" Romney strategy is just another way for him to try and appeal to the exact same people. He's finally going to question Obama's commitment to patriotism and God? How refreshing!

post #6596 of 10454

I hear that, if this one fails, his next approach will be to punch out Muhammad Ali and capture the Loch Ness Monster.

post #6597 of 10454
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacob Singer View Post

I'm a very non-violent person. Hell, if I find a bug in the house I try to catch it in a cup and let it go outside.

 

Having said that, I'd like to hit Gretchen Carlson in the face with a baseball bat.

:)


post #6598 of 10454
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather View Post

I hear that, if this one fails, his next approach will be to punch out Muhammad Ali and capture the Loch Ness Monster.

A course of action he'll immediately seek to walk back after it's discovered the public has little appetite for brutal assaults on senior citizens suffering from Parkinsons Disease.

post #6599 of 10454

well, according to Bay Buchanan (former Treasurer under Reagan, sister of Pat) everything is fine in the Romney camp....

 

Bay Buchanan On Reports Of Trouble In Romney Camp: Base ‘Energized,’ But You Can’t Make Everyone Happy

 

the amount of delusion present in this video is mind blowing...it verges on a "Heaven's Gate UFO" level of self deception.

post #6600 of 10454
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Originally Posted by Draco Senior View Post

Romney is shifting his strategy:  he's going to work on mobilizing the right-wing religious base with a heavier focus on "patriotism and God",

 

     So... wrapping himself in a flag and carrying a cross.  Must be to appeal to those educated, white voters.

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